Pate Brisee for Green Market Apple Pie
A pie crust for your Thanksgiving Day feast.
Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 1998
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour,salt and sugar. Add the butter, and process until the mixture resembles coarse meal, 8 to 10 seconds.
With the machine Running, add 1/4 cup ice water in a slow, steady stream through the feed tubs. Pulse until dough holds together without being wet or sticky; be careful not to process more than 30 seconds. To test, squeeze a small amount together: If it is crumbly, add more ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
Divide dough into two equal balls. Flatten each ball into a disk; wrap in plastic. Transfer to the refrigerator, and chill at least 1 hour. Dough may be stored, frozen, up to 1 month.